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Canada-Japan Literary Awards Ceremony & A Musical Journey through Japan

  • Embassy of Japan 255 Sussex Dr Ottawa, ON, K1N 9E6 Canada (map)

Through traditional Japanese music, Ms. Ryoko Itabashi and Mr. Kokichi (Scott) Kusano will explore the varied regional musical traditions which exist across Japan, from the fast-paced Tsugaru Shamisen in the north to the evocative sounds of the Shinobue flute and the Taiko drum. Rarely heard in Ottawa, this is a unique musical experience not to be missed.

This concert is being held in conjunction with the Canada-Japan Literary Awards, which recognizes excellence by Canadian writers who are writing on Japan or Japanese themes. Prior to the concert, there will be a brief ceremony to confer this year’s awards by the Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information, please visit the Embassy of Japan website.